Tuscany & Florence with Angie Rito and Scott Tacinelli

November 6 - 13, 2024 | One Exclusive Departure

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Italy's Heart & Soul

Immersive culinary & cultural exploration with Angie Rito and Scott Tacinelli

November 6 - 13, 2024

One exclusive departure — reserve your spot — this will sell out!

8 Days, 7 Nights

The very best of Florence, Siena & the Tuscan coast

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The flavors linger like an Italian aria. You’ve just tasted a perfectly crafted glass of Chianti in its birthplace. As you look out over an expanse of centuries-old vineyards, the sun dips behind the fabled hills of Tuscany and streams a symphony of color over the valley — and it suddenly hits you. The simple ingredients, the methodical preparation, the exact harmony — it’s one long love letter to Italy, a place rooted in the philosophy of Slow Food that feels like nowhere else in Europe. You’ll soon be eating freshly foraged truffles and a dessert topped with hazelnuts harvested from just down the road. You take another sip and whisper a salute to slowing down, to the stories that emerge with every course, to every small moment of this unforgettable experience.

Traveling with us are Angie Rito and Scott Tacinelli, the husband-and-wife duo and culinary icons behind Michelin-star gem Don Angie in New York City. From picturesque Tuscan vineyards to humble trattorias in Siena, Angie and Scott have invited us to a part of Italy near and dear to their heart – they married in Florence in 2015. This is their second modern adventure, and we can’t wait to travel with these incredible humans again.

If you like your food and culture layered over thousands of years of history, this trip is for you. From the buzz of Florence’s markets to the serene Tuscan countryside, we’ll explore the most iconic corners of Italy from every angle, tasting everything as we go.


Tuscany's artisans and producers, winemakers and chefs, at the peak of their craft


Traditional meals, the best street foods, and local flavors paired with top regional wines


Yourself in the beauty of Italy, from medieval hilltop towns to pastoral farms and vineyards


With centuries of tradition, Angie and Scott, and inspired travelers like you

3 Reasons to Travel with Angie Rito and Scott Tacinelli

After culinary careers apart in various acclaimed New York City restaurants and countless travels to Italy together, Angie and Scott first started working together at Manhattan restaurant Quality Italian. Fast forward to their own concept Don Angie, and it's clear that they've become masters of Italian-American cuisine. It’s how they've earned a coveted Michelin star, and why Condé Nast Traveler and The New York Times consider Don Angie one of NYC's best restaurants.

A Vow to Return

Angie and Scott love Florence so much that they got married there. It's a city full of old-world romance and tucked away trattorias, and they can't wait to show us around one of their favorite cities in the world.

New York's Finest

In a city brimming with Italian food, Don Angie has made a name for itself in NYC as one of THE hottest spots in dining because of Angie and Scott’s unique take on Italian- American fare. We can't wait to follow these masterful chefs to the origins of their inspiration.

Stories for Days

From Angie’s childhood memories with Italian grandparents to their hysterical dining stories of visiting the region as a couple, there won’t be a dull moment as we traverse the Tuscan countryside with smiles on our faces.

Your Experience

“Experiencing Italy through food is like learning another language.”
Angie Rito

Florence, Siena & Tuscany

“I am always mesmerized by the beauty of Florence”
Scott Tacinelli

Day by Day

Day 1: Florence

Benvenuti in Italia! Our adventure through the world’s premier wine destination begins in Florence, the Tuscan capital brimming with art, culture, and positively exquisite cuisine.

We’ll ease into our first day with an unhurried afternoon at the hotel, luxuriating in the opportunity to refresh and get settled after our long transatlantic flights. When the evening rolls around, we’ll reconvene at the Baglioni hotel—not only is it the perfect backdrop to take in all of Florence, but it’s also the site of Angie and Scott’s wedding reception.

Here, we’ll pay homage to their partnership and to one of Italy’s long-standing traditions: the aperitivo. Over welcome drinks and plenty of bright, local fare, we’ll learn more about Angie and Scott’s connection to Florence and Tuscany.

Day 1: Florence Highlights

  • Arrival transfers
  • Drinks & hors d'oeuvres
  • Stay at Gallery Art Hotel

Day 2: Florence

After a slow morning, we’ll head over to Mercato Centrale, one of Europe’s oldest and busiest covered markets, where Angie and Scott will help us navigate the bustle of this thriving marketplace. We’ll taste as we go, sampling local delicacies before sitting down for a traditional Tuscan lunch at one of the market’s most storied stands.

Next, we’ll meander through the historic Santo Spirito district, paying special attention to the city’s 150-odd buchette del vino: small windows attached to the palaces of grand noblemen from which wine was traditionally sold by the fiasco (bottle).

Our final stop is the Accademia, one of Europe’s oldest drawing schools and home to the world’s largest collection of sculptures by Michelangelo. There’s so much to experience here, and with the help of our expert guide we’ll skip the lines and enjoy a beautifully curated tour.

Dinner tonight is at Trattoria Camillo—a casual white tablecloth restaurant that serves classic Tuscan comfort food and just so happens to be a favorite of Scott and Angie’s.

Day 2: Florence Highlights

  • Guided market tour
  • Accademia Gallery VIP visit
  • Dinner at Camillo
  • Stay at Gallery Art Hotel

Day 3: Lucca & Pisa

After breakfast, we’ll head out for a day of exploration. Our first stop will be the perfectly preserved town of Lucca, whose medieval walls encircling the centro storico form a vast green space perfect for cycling.

After touring the city on bicycle, we’ll enjoy lunch at a typical Lucchese trattoria, where we’ll sample local dishes like tordelli, a hearty pasta stuffed with Swiss chard and pine nuts. As we dine, our hosts will tell us all about the origins of cucina povera and how both poverty and innovation have shaped this region’s storied cuisine.

We’ll continue onwards to Pisa, a city that—its leaning famous tower notwithstanding—is always reinventing itself and constantly pulsing with vibrancy and life. After a tour of this fabled city, we’ll transfer back to Florence for an evening of independent exploration. Need a dinner recommendation? Scott and Angie have a few favorite places just a stone’s throw away.

Day 3: Lucca & Pisa Highlights

  • Lucca city tour
  • Pisa exploration
  • Dinner on your own
  • Stay at Gallery Art Hotel

Day 4: Panzano

If the weather cooperates, we’re starting the day off in elevated luxury—literally. As the sun rises over the countryside, we are floating high above Tuscany’s patchwork quilt of rolling vineyards, medieval towns, and ancient forests in vibrant hot air balloons.

Once we return to the ground, our first stop is the extraordinary Officina della Bistecca. Dario Cecchini is an international legend, Netflix star and the beating heart behind this cozy neighborhood restaurant and ethical butcher shop — he’s renowned throughout Italy for his commitment to honoring the animal and using all of its parts. Over a spread of seared carpaccio, Florentine steaks, and innovative vegetarian entrees, we’ll toast to the unparalleled splendor of a day well spent in Tuscany.

And just when the day is bordering upon pure bliss, we’ll elevate things to new heights with a stop at a wine estate, famous for its Chianti. Here, we’ll meet the winemakers who are close friends with Angie and Scott.

As the sun stumbles down the horizon, we’ll wend our way back home to our idyllic Tuscan retreat for a casual dinner in our hotel’s restaurant.

Day 4: Panzano Highlights

  • Lunch at Dario Cecchini's butchery
  • Winery Visit
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Stay at Castel Monastero

Day 5: Siena

As the sun makes its giddy debut over bright-eyed Florence, seize the day with an optional yoga session. After a sumptuous breakfast, we’ll make our way to gracious Siena. It’s arguably one of the most beautiful cities in all of Italy, with a car-free central district of ancient alleyways and noble squares. We’ll walk the same cobbled lanes that locals walked in the middle ages, while learning about the rich history of this ancient city.

After this initial immersion, we’ll dive deeper into the unique history of Siena with a visit to a local test kitchen for an apron-clad, sleeves-rolled, flour-dusted and only-in-Tuscany pasta workshop. Alongside Scott and Angie, we’ll learn the intricacies of shaping, setting and boiling pasta; the experience we’ll end with a few hearty cheers and our whole group seated and sampling our very own creation.

After some relaxation time at the hotel, we’ll reconvene for a local dinner, where the menu hasn’t changed in decades and their wine cellar is home to some truly remarkable vintages.

Day 5: Siena Highlights

  • Tour of Siena
  • Pasta workshop
  • Local dinner
  • Stay at Castel Monastero

Day 6: Marina di Grossetto

This morning, we’ll head to Marina di Grossetto for a day of aquatic adventure. With white sand beaches that stretch for miles, the region is a stunning exemplar of Tuscany’s natural beauty—which, of course, we’ll be exploring in style. From breezy sailboats, we’ll bask in the magnificence of our surroundings, cooling off with a swim or snorkel (if it’s warm enough) before a hyperfresh lunch onboard.

For dinner, we’re taking advantage of our coastal location and indulging in a Tuscan seafood feast. As we breathe in the salty sea air at a nearby restaurant (a favorite among locals), we’ll share our favorite memories from the day and savor the impeccable flavor of just-caught frutti di mare.

Day 6: Marina di Grossetto Highlights

  • Marina di Grossetto by boat
  • Optional snorkel
  • Seafood dinner
  • Stay at Castel Monastero

Day 7: Tuscany

This morning is all about the gifts of the countryside. After a visit to the medieval village of Pienza, we’ll wander down the road a spell to one of the area’s dairy farms, where we’ll sample some of the best cheeses in Tuscany. What follows is a equally enchanting affair, a vineyard picnic dominated by local wine and a symphony of fresh, seasonal offerings.

In the afternoon, we’re heading back to reflect on the magic of our morning. Drink in the warm afternoon sun from the terraced garden, or hit the reset button with a nourishing massage at the in-house spa. We won’t meet up again until later in the evening for dinner, and trust us on this one—it’s a truly remarkable experience. While we don’t want to give any spoilers, we’ll leave it as this: we’re in for an intimate evening of celebration, heartfelt flavors, and friends we’ll cherish for the years to come.

Day 7: Tuscany Highlights

  • Dairy farm visit
  • Picnic lunch
  • Farewell dinner
  • Stay at Castel Monastero

Day 8: Departures

Arrivederci Italia! After eight full days of immersion in the best Italy has to offer, it’s time to say ciao to Scott and Angie and to each other, knowing the memories we’ve made will stay with us for a lifetime. Until we meet again!

Day 8: Departures Highlights

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to airport

Where We Sleep

Beautifully curated accommodations—we’ll immerse ourselves in contemporary art in Florence, enjoy the quiet beauty of the Tuscan countryside, and feel like we’re part of the vibrant story of Italy.

Gallery Art Hotel


Set in a quiet courtyard just steps from the Ponte Vecchio, this intimate boutique hotel was dreamed up by a Florentine architect as a home away from home for art lovers, and its pleasingly minimalist interior doubles as a contemporary art space featuring rotating exhibits by the likes of Andy Warhol, Dave Lachappelle and Roberto Koch. Make like a local and head to the buzzy, indoor-outdoor terrace bar for exceptional cocktails.

Castel Monastero

Castelnuovo di Garfagnana

Just east of Siena in the timeless Tuscan countryside, this beautifully restored medieval monastery is set among rolling vineyards among the cypresses and olive groves, where it’s served as a sanctuary for centuries. Original architectural features abound—stone staircases, vaulted ceilings, elegant courtyards—as do contemporary luxuries like the sumptuous spa and three swimming pools.

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  1. What does the price include?

    Seven nights at unique four- and five-star accommodations; private travel for all day trips and excursions; arrival and departure airport transfers; private tours with local guides and cultural experts; exclusive VIP access and tastings; guided activities, adventures and expeditions; entrance fees; daily breakfasts, most lunches and dinners; local beverages with meals.

  2. What does the price not include?

    International roundtrip airfare; travel insurance; activities not included in the trip itinerary; hotel incidentals including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs; food and beverages not included in itinerary; gratuity for tour leader.

  3. Where does this trip start and end?

    Our adventure begins at Florence’s Airport (FLR), where we’ll transfer to Gallery Hotel Art. Our last day is in Florence as well. Your flight should be scheduled to depart at 12pm or later from FLR airport.

  4. What travel documents are needed?

    US citizens are not required to have a visa to enter Italy for stays up to 90 days. Your passport must be valid for three months beyond your planned departure date, though we recommend that your passport be valid for 6 calendar months beyond your planned departure date from Italy.

    Not a US citizen? Please check with the Italian Embassy or Consulate for information and requirements.

  5. Do I need to pay a solo traveler supplement?

    For solo travelers, there is a $2,000 single-supplement fee paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. These spots are extremely limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  6. Who is going on this trip?

    Our adventures typically have between 10 and 20 guests, and our Modern Adventure Team. Our experiences are fun and inclusive and you can expect to be joined by a diverse group in terms of age, background and interests—including solo travelers, couples and friends traveling together. This adventure is for travelers age 18 and above.

  7. Who is leading this trip?

    This trip is led by an expert Modern Adventure trip leader. They’re an experienced travel guide, a representative of Modern Adventure and your go-to person for questions or concerns on the trip. We’ll be joined throughout our adventure by local, expert guides who are deeply knowledgeable with respect to local cultures, customs and history and are passionate about sharing that with us.

  8. Do I need travel insurance?

    We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance allows you to seek reimbursement for your trip costs; if your trip plans change for unforeseeable reasons, or if you need to get medical help, emergency transport, and for theft, loss or damage of items while traveling. For best coverage, always insure the full trip cost within two weeks of your initial trip deposit and note that most ‘Cancel For Any Reason’ policies must be purchased on the date of your initial deposit.

  9. What is the cancellation policy?

    You may cancel on or before July 9, 2024 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after July 10, 2024 there is a 50% cancellation fee. On or after September 7, 2024 there is a 100% cancellation fee. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance as we are not able to make exceptions to this policy in cases of family/medical emergency or cases of the trip being canceled (see our Terms and Conditions for full details).

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